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“Concert of Witches”, 1915

 File — Box: 0087, Folder: 05

Scope and Contents

music by J. Fred Wolle, Sept. 1915 (written in pencil). Complete score with song text:” Merrily dance we, Merrily dance we, around the old oak tree, full many will dance this Terrible night, but none will be merry but we; The ships shall dance on the Yeasty waves, the billows shall dance and roll and many screech of despair Shall rise from many a sin sick soul.” Second score is written in ink with notation for first and second witch. Although Dr. Wolle does not cite the origin of the text, the text appears to be an old song brought along by the Germans when they settled in Northampton County. The words on Wolle’s music sheet also appear on page 45 in “History of the Lehigh Valley” by M. S. Henry, 1860, published by Bixler & Corwin, Easton, PA. under the title “Concert of Witches.”


  • Creation: 1915



From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet : [1] box; 1 linear foot

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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